it literally means sharp and bold/brave
It's also the motto of the 6th Field Artillery:
The WW 2 "pin" that you have is known as a D.I., short for Distinctive Insignia. It is the unit crest of a particular unit, & worn on the blouse (dress jacket) of the soldier's uniform. The "Heraldry" of this D.I. indicates that it is a cavalry unit, as indicated by the crossed sabers. The rattlesnake indicates that the unit saw service in the southwestern part of the U.S. early in the history of the unit. Tank Destroyer units generally did not have a D.I. for their unit, not all military units had D.I.'s. But there were times when a unit would have their own D.I. "made up," & not ok'ed by the Office of Heraldry, U.S. Army. This may be one of those times, where the 776th T.D. Battalion had their own D.I. made up. Obviously more research is needed.
Richard V. Horrell WW 2 Connections.com
It's not the DI of the 776th TD Btln. That DI can be seen here:Org Support 776
'Celer Et Audax'is the motto of the King's Royal Rifle Company, a British unit. Since the US Tank Destroyer units were often attached to many other units, both US and foreign, and were credited with saving those units bacon many times, your pins could have been given to your grandfather as a gift of appreciation. The site I listed above has a history of the 776th were you can further research the units they may have been attached to.
My dad was in the 894th Tank Destroyer Batallion, and he has a DI from an army Air Force Unit. I wish I had gotten interested in all this when he was still alive to answer questions.
Thanks for the offer but I know all about the 894th. There is an excellent book on the unit's history "Seek, Strike, Destroy, The History of the 894th Tank Destroyer Batallion" by Patrick Chase, which I have. What I don't know is my fathers many stories. I don't know how a GI who spent his entire time in TDs has an Army Air Force Training School DI in with his medals and badges. I would like to know what caused a man who qualified as expert with bayonet, marksman with rifle, and expert with the towed 37mm anti tank gun, to never again pick up a gun. I would like to know the stories behind the pictures he took like the German dive bomber with it's bomb falling through the air to a point that looks to be VERY close to the picture taker.
What further information about the 894th T.D. Batt. do you desire? I have the date & location that the 894th was activated, from where & when they left the U.S., when the 894th landed in England, North Africa & Italy. I have the list of campaigns the 894th was in, along with the date the unit was de-activated.
Richard V. Horrell WW 2 Connections.com
Celer et Audax was the motto of the British 60th Regiment (Royal Americans) formed in 1755 in. Its 1st Battalion was commanded by the renowned Light Infantry expert Colonel Henry Bouquet. After the American War of Independence the 60th Regiment moved to . The 5th Battalion 60th Regiment, formed in 1798, were green uniformed riflemen who served with distinction in the Napoleonic Wars in and Spain in the early 1800s. Their first commander was Colonel Francis de Rottenburgh who wrote the British Army Light Infantry training manual of that period. Many of his ideas can be seen to be the forerunners of modern infantry concepts.
After the Napoleonic Wars the 60th Regiment moved to Britain and were re-titled the Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Today they have been further amalgamated and form part of the Royal Green Jackets.
The regiment has prided itself on being experts on light infantry skirmisher tactics, evolving from their first experiences of emulating North American Woodland Indian fighting methods 250 years ago. There has been a tradition of a number of American volunteers serving in this British Army unit which continued throughout the First and Second World Wars, even prior to the United States entering both those wars. I am aware that relatively recently, possibly even today, such links have continued with formal exchange postings with the United States Army.
The pin in question could easily be linked to such a connection.
Rod MacArthur(former British Army Lieutenant Colonel)
i believe it is "Danger". my family crest says "in Periculis Audax" which means bold in danger and i am almost certain audax is bold so therfore periculis is danger.
You mean alot to them. You mean everything to them. You're their whole world.
It could mean that he believes it, or it could mean that he wants you to believe it.
it means look for the items of the world news it is what it says ;)
When a girl says that to you she is saying it from the heart and you are more important then the world she lives in which if you think about it, its a lot. But most importantly she is just saying that she loves you all so much!
It means that you are important in their life and that you mean more to them than anything else in the world.
It says it in its correct name: Liberty Enlightening the World.
You mean an "Alien"? Either you're ugly, inhuman or out of this world.
In my world it means he though he saw you but is not sure.
when she says what?
say that you love them so much and u mean the world to me that's if you love him or her so much :)
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Sin was nailed to the cross when he was crucified and made the payment for the sins of the world.
No, but it does mean "the people," or "the Latino people of the New World."
If someone says that your moon chicken meal is lunace, it means that your dish is out of this world.
He means he has do all the dirty work that no one wants to do in the world
The song Run the World by Beyonce, the chorus says "who runs the world? girls" .. but it actually sounds like "Horan the world? Curls" Hazzah and Nialler <3
If your crush sends you pictures of him and says what do you think then says that it wasn't meant for you, it mean that he is thinking about you and he wants you.
well i think you mean people, and it says on the multiplayer menu.
Exactly what it says. Love is the most precious and priceless thing in the world. Those who have it are therefore the richest people in the world
It can mean you are the beauty that he wants you to be with him.
If someone says that they validate you as a person, they mean that they consider you to be a worthwhile person.
If it doesn't mean exactly what it says, we have no idea what it means. Ask her.
The universal answer for everything (says my boyfriend)
I don't no what do you think I'm god no one ever says thank you do you no what I mean i feel like no one loves me : (